News

October 9, 2018

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Aston K. McCullough, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Kinesiology, a 2-year, $438,698 supplemental grant under the Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research Program.

October 5, 2018

Professor of Community Health Education David Buchanan retired at the end of August 2018 after serving as a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for the past 29 years, including the most recent 3 years in which he served as Chair of the Department of Health Promotion and Policy.

October 4, 2018

Associate Professor of Kinesiology Ned Debold, with Dhandapani Venkataraman and Jianhan Chen of the chemistry department, are collaborating on a project to develop a compound to serve as an alternative energy source for skeletal and cardiac muscle during times of stress.

University of Massachusetts Environmental Health Sciences faculty Edward Calabrese
October 3, 2018

Professor Edward Calabrese, environmental health sciences, testified Oct. 3 before the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight in Washington, D.C.

University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences Dean Marjorie Aelion
September 25, 2018

September is one of my favorite times of the year. The university bursts into life with the return of the students and faculty to campus.

September 25, 2018

The Springfield organization Men of Color Health Awareness (MOCHA) was recently presented with the Community Partner Award in recognition of the non-profit organization’s role in educating men of color in improving physical and mental health, and its partnerships with the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

September 24, 2018

The University of Massachusetts Amherst community is mourning the loss of Manuel David Matos Diaz, a graduate student and Kinesiology alumnus who died of a sudden illness days after the semester began.

September 24, 2018

Patricia A. Mercaitis, retired Associate Professor of Communication Disorders, died September 7.

UMass Amherst Kinesiology Alumnu Michael Busa
September 24, 2018

Kinesiology alumnus Michael Busa, who received his PhD in 2015 with an emphasis on biomechanics and motor control, is featured in a recent article on UMass Amherst’s Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS).

September 24, 2018

The SPHHS has announced new leadership roles for three of its departments: Elizabeth Bertone-Johnson has begun her appointment as interim chair of Health Promotion and Policy, while Elena Carbone and Lisa Chasan-Taber have assumed positions as Chairs of the Departments of Nutrition and Biostatistics & Epidemiology, respectively.

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